Dog Tags & Tears Lyrics
Dog Tags & Tears
1 - Dog Tags & Tears
I was only eight years old. I didn't really understand. The necklace that my sister wore. Once belonged to a young man. It looked just like a lamp chain. With two metal plates attached. And stamped in them was somebody's name. Who was never coming back. Dog Tags and tears. She waited for years. His whereabouts were unknown. And all that ever came home. Were dog tags and tears. I saw the day she took the tags. And placed them in a mason jar. She closed the lid and turned it tight. Then dug a hole in the back yard. She stood silent for hours. In that cold and frosty air. Waiting for some divine powers. To somehow answer her prayer. Dog Tags and tears. She waited for years. His whereabouts were unknown. And all that ever came home. Were dog tags and tears. Now ever year on April third. She goes down to the town square. And at Our Hero's Wall. She lays some flowers there. Then she looks back and remembers. The day he said goodbye. And trying not to fan the embers. Of a flame that will not die. Dog Tags and tears. She waited for years. His whereabouts were unknown. And all that ever came home.
Were dog tags and tears.
2 - 20 Years
It was twenty years ago today.We all said good-bye and went our separate ways. And now we’re back again. Looking for some long lost friends and check out old flames. Like we did twenty years ago today. I bet you never thought you. Someone with such short hair looking just like me. And I bet you changed some too. A little more than you wanted to as you cover up the gray. Like our folks twenty years ago today. Twenty years ago we had such big ideas. Some of them have come to pass and some have disappeared. And as we look back now it all becomes so clear. We haven’t a clue what we’ll become. In the next twenty years. I guess I I’m doing okay. Living and working down in FLA. Where you been all this time. Did you find everything you hoped to find and laugh along the way. Like we did twenty years ago today
3 - Mr. Know It All
Well I'm ready willing and able. You can count on me. To be your voice of reason. What ever your worries may be. I’ll be there to catch you if you should fall. But there no doubt about it baby. I ain't no mister know it all. Well I've been there, done that, seen it. You can't surprise me. I’ve seen every kind of winner. And looser there could be. I want to be the one at your beckoned call. An endless source of inspiration. But I ain't know mister know it all. Well I could be your mister fix it. I could be your mister right. I could be your mister excitement. Or just your mister Saturday night. But I know where my limitations fall. I could be about anything. But I ain't no mister know it all
4 - A Constant In You
Lyrics by Keith Leedham
Music by Rob Kosinski
I hear so many people talking. And most them have nothing to say. I see so many people walking. But most of them have lost their way. Now I know I've had my doubts. But I know this much is true. In a world that's full of change. There's a constant in you. Like a light that's shinning down. In a dark and empty room. Like a candle to a flame. Like I know my own name. There's a constant in you. I see so many people struggle. With the bounds of right and wrong. Like it's some sort of a puzzle. That's taking them way to long. Now I know that I'm no saint. And I too have been confused. But I know I'll be okay. ‘Cause there's a constant in you. Like a compass pointing north. Like an ocean of blue. Like a whisper in the air. Like the answer to a prayer. There's a constant in you. I see so many people wonder. About the meaning of their lives. All their philosophy's a blunder. If the can't tell truth from lies. Though I've been down many roads. And I've made a wrong turn or two. I know I'll get myself on track. Through the constant in you. Like the sun that's coming up. To start the day a new. Like my shadow on the ground. Like I still and quite sound. There's a constant in you
5 - Old School
Now every time I speak my mind. I can't believe all the hate. Sent my way from those who preach tolerance. All of their high ideals. Their constructive give and take. Disappear on dissenting point of view. It seem like such a contradiction to me. I must see their point of view. But mine, they just can't see. I guess I'm just Old School. Born a decade or two too late. And I guess I'm just another old fool. Making the same old mistakes. Now I know I'm out of style. I’m like an unwelcome guest. With nothing pierced and nothing tattooed. But I find it humorous. When these people are pressed. To give a reason for what they do. They're just trying to be themselves, some individuality. So they'll end up looking like. Everybody else they see. I guess I'm just Old School. When being yourself meant on of a kind. And I guess I'm just another old fool. Just slightly loosing my mind. Now just how long. Is it going to take. For me to understand. I’m just a relic. Of forgotten times. But on the other hand... I guess I'm just Old School. And that's just fine with me. ‘Cause I'd rather be my own fool. Then a fool of the lowest degree. A bit of Neanderthal mixed with the golden rule. I guess I'm just old school.
6 - Lying To Me
I read the words she wrote more than a hundred times. I just can't believe what I'm reading. She just could not mean all those mean things that she wrote. Or maybe I was dreaming. When she said she loved me more than life itself. When she told me she would never be with anyone else. When did she start lying to me. Was it right from the start. Or is the note that she left upon my door. Just her latest work of art. When did she start. Lying to me. So I tried to read between the lines. Until I could not see the paper. I just can't fathom what could have been on her mind. When she put those words together. Yesterday she'd never give another man a second look. Now today she's calling me every name in the book. When did she start lying to me. Was it right from the start. Or is the note that she left upon my door. Just her latest work of art. When did she start. Lying to me. Now sometimes love can be a little more than you realize. When Cupid's arrow catches you right there between the eyes. When did she start lying to me. Was it right from the start. Or is the note that she left upon my door. Just her latest work of art. When did she start. Lying to me.
7 - Seen It All
Too many promises have gone astray. And too many words have been said. The time has come again to make a choice. Is it better to cut and run. Or cry out in full voice. ‘Cause I've been down this path. And direction questioned me. Am I a local boy. Or a man of destiny. ‘Cause I've seen it all. And I don't know . If I'm liking what I see. ‘Cause I gave my all. More than one time. And look where it's got me. I once had a dream and it came true. Everything just fell into place. Then one day one single word got in the way. And dream left without a trace. And now I feel it's pull. On me once again. Is this some kind of curse. Or my one and only friend. ‘Cause I've seen it all. And I don't know . If I'm liking what I see. ‘Cause I gave my all. More than one time. And look where it's got me. And if by some act of fait. My senses rescue me. I could rise above this all. And learn from my history. ‘Cause I've seen it all. And I don't know . If I'm liking what I see. ‘Cause I gave my all. More than one time. And look where it's got me.
8/9 - Never Again
How soon we forget. Those who have died. With little or no regret. We close our eyes. We make believe. Every thing's all right. Until the next catastrophe. Then maybe we'll fight. But not me, not this time. I can't let the world forget. Just who crossed the line. It's time to stand up. And be counted, foe or friend. As we scream, never again. I just can't believe. The things I hear. ‘Cause on that September day. It all became so clear. Just how many more must die. Before you'll stand up and defend. It really is this cut and dry. It's us or them. But not me, not this time. I won't let the world forget. Just who crossed the line. It's time to stand up. And be counted, foe or friend. As we scream as one, never again.